Announcements

Nov
03
2014

Metallurgical Engineering Professor presents talk at World Resource Forum 2014

Metallurgical Engineering Professor Brajendra Mishra presented an invited talk on Critical Materials Recycling & Recovery at the recently concluded World Resource Forum 2014 in Arequipa, Peru. The forum was attended by more than 1,000 policymakers, scientists, industry leaders, academicians and technology developers in the area of resources for humanity. Mishra's presentation was adjudged the best “Scientific Presentation on the Conference theme on ‘Recycling Industries and Cities.’” Announcement
Nov
03
2014

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department Graduate Education Specialist receives 2015 Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year: Kelly Hummel. She is the Graduate Education Specialist for the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, the Materials Science Program and the Nuclear Engineering Program. She took on extra duties within MME when their office manager retired, and she worked with faculty and graduate students to create the “Women in Materials, Metallurgy, and Nuclear” organization, or “WIMMN,” to provide additional support to women in those Hill Hall-based programs. Her nominators stated that she is “delightful to work with, extremely conscientious, displays sound judgment, goes way beyond the call of duty, and is truly an outstanding Mines employee.” Announcement
Oct
27
2014

Engineering Systems Ph.D. candidate named National Academies Research Associate for 2015

John Steuben (Ph.D. candidate in Engineering Systems, advised by Cameron Turner) has been named a National Academies Research Associate for 2015. His research proposal “Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Structures,” was selected as part of an international competition. John's research will be hosted by the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC and will include a collaboration with Mines. The Research Associateship Programs, as one of the activities of the NRC Division of Policy and Global Affairs, provide opportunities for highly qualified scientists and engineers at the doctoral level to select and conduct research on problems of their choice in federal laboratories. These programs began in 1954 when the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST) asked the National Research Council to establish a competitive fellowship program that would bring outstanding young doctoral recipients to their laboratories as guest scientists. Announcement
Oct
27
2014

Professor leads tours of Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes during workshop in Golden

Tissa Illangasekare, distinguished chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, led a group of 30 participants on tours of two laboratories in the Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes during the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion’s second Science Perceptions Workshop, held in Golden on Aug. 15. Announcement
Oct
20
2014

Professor awarded 2014 Daniel C. Jackling award from the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

Murray Hitzman has been awarded the 2014 Daniel C. Jackling award from the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration “For his outstanding achievements in mineral deposit research, his discovery of significant mineral deposits, his remarkable teaching and mentoring abilities and his leadership in professional societies related to mineral deposits.” Announcement
Oct
13
2014

Physics professor awarded Visiting Fellowship by Cardiff University

Mark Coffey (PH) was awarded a Visiting Fellowship by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. He spent three weeks visiting the School of Mathematics at Cardiff, performing joint research and speaking at the Huxley meeting mathematics conference. This international meeting had leading researchers speak in honor of number theorist Professor Martin Huxley for his upcoming 70th birthday. Coffey has ongoing collaborations with the School of Mathematics at Cardiff and this visit follows his Fulbright Commission funded trip there this spring, and preceeds his return Fulbright visit in the spring of 2015. The first week of Coffey's visit coincided with the NATO summit taking place just a few miles outside of Cardiff, and the last week with the historic Scottish referendum. Announcement
Oct
13
2014

LAIS professor publishes chapter on "African Regionalism: The Complex Role of Regional Trade"

A chapter by Kathleen Hancock (LAIS), "African Regionalism: The Complex Role of Regional Trade” (chapter 12), is available in the newly released Handbook on International Political Economy of Trade. Announcement
Oct
13
2014

Geophysics professor to present lectures on "The Art of Being a Scientist"

Roel Snieder (GP) is presenting a series of lectures in November on “The Art of Being a Scientist,” a joint lecture series for young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career while in Berlin while on sabbatical. Announcement
Oct
13
2014

Professor delivers keynote at Advantage New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Will Fleckenstein (PE) recently delivered a keynote speech at the Advantage New Zealand Petroleum Summit. See an interview by Energy News. Announcement
Sep
29
2014

Teaching associate professor selected for National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

Teaching Associate Professor Stephanie Claussen (EECS) has been selected for the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the October event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. The attendees were nominated by NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Announcement

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